Fly in Gorilla habituation experience safari – Stay longer with mountain gorillas – Guaranteed Gorilla habituation permits
Fly-in Gorilla Habituation Experience safari in Uganda is done in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park the world’s known premium destination of the most endangered primate specie the Mountain Gorillas. With more than a half of the world’s total remaining Mountain Gorilla population.
Many travelers in Uganda come for Gorilla habituation experience. Feeling enthused over taking this once in a life lifetime wildlife experience and encounter with these mighty apes of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Watching little juveniles play from one tree branch to the other is simply an experience for life.
What is the Gorilla Habituation Experience in Uganda?
Gorilla habituation experience is the slow and gentle introduction of a wild Mountain Gorilla family of to the presence of humans. Wild Mountain Gorillas are habituated so researchers can study the species, treat them for sickness and injuries, protect them from hunters, and boost their conservation efforts with sustainable tourism.
Two Mountain Gorilla families of Bukingi and Bushaho are currently being habituated in the Rushaga sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. In order to become accustomed to the presence of humans, each Gorilla family has undergone a lengthy habituation process between 3-5 years managed by a team of expert researchers, conservationists, trackers and rangers.
National Park rangers start the habituation process by spending a short period of time with the Gorillas each day, maintaining a specific distance at the limit of the Gorillas’ comfort zone. Every few months they gradually increase the time and reduce the distance until they are certain that the Gorillas are ready for tourists to visit them.
Whilst the Gorillas are not yet completely habituated, they are used to trackers and rangers, but not to strangers or tourists. The Gorilla Habituation Experience will help to ensure that they will eventually become fully comfortable in the company of humans. By participating in the Gorilla Habituation Experience you are supporting the crucial work in habituating Gorillas and ensuring their survival. It is truly humbling to think that you will be one of the first humans to meet these Gorillas.
The experience offers a more relaxed and enriching encounter with the Gorillas. You will feel less rushed and you will have plenty of time to fully absorb this incredible wildlife experience. During your time with your Gorilla family you can immerse yourself in their world as they continue to go about their daily lives, feeding and interacting with each other, under the watchful gaze of the mighty silverback.
Aero Link and Fly Uganda currently offer domestic flight services and so far all operations are going on smoothly, no failures have been registered on our flying Uganda safaris. Flights are scheduled on different hours and days. However even the chartered services can be provided.
There are direct flights from Kajjansi Airstrip and Entebbe International Airport to different National Parks in the country and to the mighty Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Fly-in Gorilla habituation experience safari offers you limited time, a chance to encounter and explore the Pearl of Africa in a very short convenient time.
In addition to that; now with domestic flights to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Our Fly-in Gorilla habituation experience safari saves you from the 9hour drive journey by flying from Kajjansi to Kihiihi or Kisoro Airfields and this takes about 1hour. Then from Kihihi or Kisoro Airfield, you are transferred by vehicle to their respective regions/sectors of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
And the fact that our fly-in Gorilla habituation experience safari to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park takes about 1 hour, it is very easy and convenient for trekkers going through the Gorilla safari using chartered flights, it can sometimes be possible even do your Gorilla habituation and fly back to Entebbe.
Leaving wildlife interest aside, fly-in Uganda safaris also enable you to explore the multicultural country with over 50 cultures of different norms and beliefs, clothing, cultural songs and dances and even languages. Uganda is simply one African destination that all you should not stop only hearing at and reading about but instead must take a step to visit Uganda the Pearl of Africa. Book your fly in Gorilla habituation experience safari to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park with Great Adventure Safaris and get the best safari experience ever.
Popular Gorilla Habituation experience safaris offered by Great Adventure Safaris
All these safari itineraries can be customized to suite your dates and budget, and you can fly one leg or both legs to Kisoro airstrip for your trekking holiday.
Best time to visit
Mountain Gorilla Habituation in Uganda can be done all year round, with consistent temperatures ranging from 20-25°C. The best time for Gorilla habituation is the dry seasons, from June to August and December to February. During these months, the primates retreat into the dense forest during the rains, and the jungle is less muddy and slippery for trekking.
The heavy wet season runs from March to May, with a second lighter rainy season falling in October and November. Although you can still go Mountain Gorilla habituation, be aware that the trails can be quite muddy and harder to navigate. The wet season can also offer the best conditions for Gorilla photography, as after a rain shower, the air is clear of dust and mist providing a stunning atmosphere to capture the Gorillas.